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The Resource Black milk : imagining slavery in the visual cultures of Brazil and America, Marcus Wood

Black milk : imagining slavery in the visual cultures of Brazil and America, Marcus Wood

Label
Black milk : imagining slavery in the visual cultures of Brazil and America
Title
Black milk
Title remainder
imagining slavery in the visual cultures of Brazil and America
Statement of responsibility
Marcus Wood
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Black Milk is the first in-depth analysis of the visual archives that effloresced around slavery in Brazil and North America in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In its latter stages the book also explores the ways in which the museum cultures of North America and Brazil have constructed slavery over the last hundred years. These institutional legacies emerge as startlingly different from each other at almost every level. Working through comparative close readings of a myriad art objects - including prints, photographs, oil paintings, watercolours, sculptures, ceramics, and a host of ephemera - Black Milk celebrates just how radically alternative Brazilian artistic responses to Atlantic slavery were. Despite its longevity and vastness, Brazilian slavery as a cultural phenomenon has remained hugely neglected, in both academic and popular studies, particularly when compared to North American slavery. Consequently much of Black Milk is devoted to uncovering, celebrating, and explaining the hidden treasury of visual material generated by artists working in Brazil when they came to record and imaginatively reconstruct their slave inheritance. There are painters of genius (most significantly Jean Baptiste Debret), printmakers (discussion is focussed on Angelo Agostini the 'Brazilian Daumier') and some of the greatest photographers of the nineteenth century, lead by Augusto Stahl. The radical alterity of the Brazilian materials is revealed by comparing them at every stage with a series of related but fascinatingly and often shockingly dissimilar North American works of art. Black Milk is a mould-breaking study, a bold comparative analysis of the visual arts and archives generated by slavery within the two biggest and most important slave holding nations of the Atlantic Diaspora"--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wood, Marcus
Dewey number
704.949306362097
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N8243.S576
LC item number
W664 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery in art
  • Slave trade in art
  • Art, American
  • Art, Brazilian
  • Art, American
  • Art, Brazilian
Label
Black milk : imagining slavery in the visual cultures of Brazil and America, Marcus Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [470]-496) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Slavery and the romantic sketch : Brazilian cornucopia, American aporia -- Slavery, American graphic culture, and print satire -- Angelo Agostini and Brazilian graphic satires of slavery -- Photography and slavery in America and Brazil -- American museums and the representation of slavery as trauma -- Brazil, slavery, and the limits of institutional display from Lina Bo Bardi to Escrava Anastácia
Control code
846528557
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxviii, 523 pages
Isbn
9780199274574
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2013431581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)846528557
Label
Black milk : imagining slavery in the visual cultures of Brazil and America, Marcus Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [470]-496) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Slavery and the romantic sketch : Brazilian cornucopia, American aporia -- Slavery, American graphic culture, and print satire -- Angelo Agostini and Brazilian graphic satires of slavery -- Photography and slavery in America and Brazil -- American museums and the representation of slavery as trauma -- Brazil, slavery, and the limits of institutional display from Lina Bo Bardi to Escrava Anastácia
Control code
846528557
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxviii, 523 pages
Isbn
9780199274574
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2013431581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)846528557

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